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Speak a Word for Freedom : Women Against Slavery (Hardcover) (Janet Willen & Marjorie Gann)

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From the early days of the antislavery movement, when political action by women was frowned upon, British and American women were tireless and uncompromising campaigners. Without their efforts, emancipation would have taken much longer. And the commitment of today's women, who fight against human trafficking and child slavery, descends directly from that of the early female activists.Speak a Word for Freedom: Women against Slavery tells the story of fourteen of these women. Meet Alice Seeley Harris, the British missionary whose graphic photographs of mutilated Congolese rubber slaves in 1904 galvanized a nation; Hadijatou Mani, the woman from ****** who successfully sued her own government in 2008 for failing to protect her from slavery, as well as Elizabeth Freeman, Elizabeth Heyrick, Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frances Anne Kemble, Kathleen Simon, Fredericka Martin, Timea Nagy, Micheline Slattery, Sheila Roseau and Nina Smith. With photographs, source notes, and index.

Number of Pages: 205.0
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Women
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd
Age Range: Teen
Author: Janet Willen & Marjorie Gann
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 17349156
UPC: 9781770496514
Item Number (DPCI): 247-45-8472

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